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 Post subject: 14th of June 2006. When an idea became a reality.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:23 am 
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Ten years ago today a simple idea became a reality and thus thepropertypin.com was born.

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 Post subject: Re: 14th of June, 2006, when an idea became a reality.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:29 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 14th of June 2006. When an idea became a reality.
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An OW post I can fully understand. Happy birthday! :D

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 Post subject: Re: 14th of June 2006. When an idea became a reality.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:02 am 
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Happy Birthday Pin.

OW, you changed the world (well our bit of it anyway) :)


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 Post subject: Re: 14th of June 2006. When an idea became a reality.
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And saved loads of people from them selves and undoubtably saved many (including myself) a lot of money.

Thanks and Happy Birthday 8DD

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 Post subject: Re: 14th of June 2006. When an idea became a reality.
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Happy Birthday and here's to the next 10!
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 Post subject: Re: 14th of June 2006. When an idea became a reality.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:35 am 
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Happy Birthday - traditionally 10th anniversary gift is tin/aluminium :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: 14th of June 2006. When an idea became a reality.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:17 pm 
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Happy 10th!!

Well done to OW, all the contributors and mods during the decade.

There's been some very interesting and enlightening discussions, links and views expressed during the years.

Here's to many more.

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"Housing traditionally is not viewed as a great investment. It takes maintenance, it depreciates, it goes out of style". "So, why was it considered an investment? That was a fad. That was an idea that took hold in the early 2000's. And I don't expect it to come back. Not with the same force. So people might just decide, "I'll live in a rental." That is a very sensible thing for many people to do". Prof. Robert J.Shiller, Nobel Laureate in Economics, Feb 2013.


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 Post subject: Re: 14th of June 2006. When an idea became a reality.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:14 pm 
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Well done to all for keeping sanity and reasonable balance for so long under the pressure cooker of stresses and strains in the last ten years.

But so many of the same arguements made ten years ago are as relevant today, and I ask myself how much has really changed here despite the pages and pages of debate, evidence and advice on this site. You can always do a lot worse with your day or week than spend an hour catching up on the pin.


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 Post subject: Re: 14th of June 2006. When an idea became a reality.
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Well done OW. 8DD

You broke the monopoly of EAs and their Irish "bubble media" mouth pieces - Irish Times & Irish Independent.
(I don't know why anybody reads them anymore regarding anything to do with property).

And showed that you (hardly, hopefully ?) had to spend a penny doing it
(so broken are their businesses).

I only wish that NamaWineLake had had your staying power as well :(

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 Post subject: Re: 14th of June 2006. When an idea became a reality.
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Can't believe its 10 years already, educated myself on the crash through this site


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 Post subject: Re: 14th of June 2006. When an idea became a reality.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:38 pm 
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Congratulations, well done and thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: 14th of June 2006. When an idea became a reality.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:53 pm 
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My only regret is that I learnt of the Pin when I did - I wish it had been earlier.

Well done to all involved...


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 Post subject: Re: 14th of June 2006. When an idea became a reality.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:03 pm 
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Happy Birthday 8DD

A little nostalgia anyone?

Some stories from 14 June 2006

It was the day after Haughey died. Is the pin Haughey reincarnated? :shock:
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Charles J. Haughey, a three-time Irish prime minister who helped pave the way for Ireland's economic boom of the 1990's but whose own lavish accumulation of wealth tarnished his reputation and was partly responsible for driving him into retirement, died yesterday. He was 80.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/14/world ... opics&_r=0

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Developer offers over €26m for building on Pembroke Street

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/comm ... -1.1016690

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THE lack of new houses in Drogheda was once again in evidence last weekend as determined buyers queued overnight for the launch of Flaxmill Court on the Ballymakenny Road.

...The entire development, comprising 31 homes in total, sold out within two hours of going on sale and Darina Collins of selling agents O’Brien Collins Real Estate admits there is a sense of frenzy in the area at the moment because of the lack of new developments coming on stream.

http://www.independent.ie/regionals/dro ... 99842.html

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 Post subject: Re: 14th of June 2006. When an idea became a reality.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:07 pm 
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Happy bday and many more years to come


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